Hawksdrift ‘Barrel Fermented’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Mar-2016
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a core of green stonefruits including greengages and nectarines, melded with smoky and nutty barrel ferment and oak elements, unfolding complexing herbal and spice detail. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features a rounded, well-concentrated heart with layers of greengage, nectarine and stonefruits, harmoniously entwined with spice, smoke and nutty oak and lees complexities. This has good mouthfeel and presence with some fine textures and integrated acidity allowing the fruit richness to show. The palate leads to a long and sustained finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, balanced and complex-nuanced oak-influenced Sauvignon Blanc. Match with herb-marinated poultry and pork dishes over the next 3 years. Machine-harvested fruit from 17 y.o. vines fermented primarily with indigenous yeasts to 12.0% alc., the wine aged 10-12 months in 2-3 y.o. French oak barriques with batonnage and 60% MLF. 17.5/20 Mar 2016 RRP $39.95

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